A Note on Calculating the Average Span of Control
3 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2021
Date Written: January 12, 2021
This note derives a formula to compute the average span of control of a hierarchical organization, fixing a mistake that had gone undetected in the literature for almost 60 years.
Keywords: span of control, organizational structure, organization design
JEL Classification: D20
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